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7 top tips for turning your home into a rental

By David Kneebone on 2022-09-14

First time landlord? David Kneebone, General Manager of Lodge City Rentals, shares his advice on stepping onto the property investment ladder.


Financial year ends with a bang, and rental markets strong inside and outside Hamilton’s boundaries

By David Kneebone on 2022-04-21
With the financial year ending on 31 March, at Lodge City Rentals we certainly closed out the year with a bang. Last month saw record numbers of tenant enquiries come through – 3,795 to be exact – from those looking for their next home. This certainly bodes well for both our experienced landlords as well as those new investors coming on board with Lodge as they start their investment property portfolios.

Opportunities to be found in tight rental market, and property management regulation on the way

By David Kneebone on 2022-03-21

Here at Lodge City Rentals, February saw a continuation of the market buoyancy we experienced in January, with our team certainly putting in the hard work:


City growth, students and hopeful home buyers add pressure to Hamilton’s available rental stock

By David Kneebone on 2022-02-17

February often marks the ‘real’ start of the year, as people settle into routine, schools return and we get stuck into work following the long weekends. After high enquiry numbers in January, with our team fielding 3,970 tenant enquiries, February remains steady so far as Hamilton continues to experience growth as a city.


Compliance and the importance of being warm and dry

By David Kneebone on 2020-11-16

At Lodge City Rentals we’re certainly keeping busy in the lead up to the end of 2020. The real estate and rental markets remain buoyant, with high numbers of enquiries coming through to our offices.


Selling an investment property

By David Kneebone on 2018-07-24

As investors, there will come a time when you decide to “cash up” and sell some of your portfolio.

When the time comes to sell your investment or rental property, there are some important processes to follow to ensure the best possible outcome.


Renters with property managers at Lodge City Rentals get the best deal

By David Kneebone on 2018-04-20

Don’t believe everything you read in the media. That’s the advice from David Kneebone, Lodge City Rentals General Manager after an article claimed renters with property managers are worse off. That’s certainly not the case at Lodge City Rentals and David explains why!


7 reasons why Hamilton offers a better rental portfolio than Auckland

By David Kneebone on 2018-02-14

Hamilton is a great place to live and a better place to invest. Lodge City Rentals General Manager, David Kneebone breaks down why the Tron really is the city of the future for property investors.


Focus: Healthy Homes Bill – what does it mean for you?

By David Kneebone on 2017-12-20

The Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill has had its time in Parliament and is now coming into effect. David Kneebone, Lodge City Rentals General Manager, looks at what this means for landlords.

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